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Protection From Eviction Act 1977

  • A tenant has rights under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977
  • The minimum applicable statutory period of notice must be provided in accordance with the tenancy and statute.
  • Landlords cannot constructively evict their unwanted tenants.  E.g. by withholding services like gas and electric.
  • Landlords must obtain a court order for possession to legally evict a tenant.
  • A court will not grant such an order if the landlord fails to provide a valid notice to quit.
  • A landlord can be fined and imprisoned for tenant harassment.

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Published: 11 November 2013 Last Updated: 5 December 2021